Michigan native reaches milestone in space


FILE – In this Thursday, March 14, 2019 file photo, U.S. astronaut Christina Koch, member of the main crew of the expedition to the International Space Station (ISS), speaks with her relatives through a safety glass prior the launch of Soyuz MS-12 space ship at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. Koch will set a new record Saturday, Dec. 28, for the longest single spaceflight by a woman, breaking the old mark of 288 days with about two months left in her mission. Koch, a 40-year-old electrical engineer arrived at the International Space Station on March 14. She broke the record previously set by former space station commander Peggy Whitson in 2016-2017. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky, Pool)

Astronaut Christina Koch just reached a major milestone today.

January 9th marks the 300th day she has been aboard the International Space Station.

In December, Christina Koch set a record for the longest single spaceflight by a woman. The previous record of 288 days was set by former NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson.

Koch was born in Grand Rapids will remain onboard until February.

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